Why McLaren Vale is the ULTIMATE Day Trip Destination!

Why McLaren Vale is the ULTIMATE Day Trip Destination!

With limited travel opportunities at the moment, we can be grateful there’s a world class tourist destination on our doorstep. So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of the top activities to make the most of a daytrip in McLaren Vale.

1. Immerse yourself in the region’s arts and culture.
With a range to suit all interests, McLaren Vale’s arts and culture scene won’t disappoint. Red Poles Art Gallery features indigenous artists from communities around South Australia. The Salvador Dali Sculpture Exhibition is a surrealist exhibition featuring authentic sculptures and graphic artworks from Salvador Dali, a titan of modern art.

2. Explore the great outdoors and immerse yourself in nature.
McLaren Vale is known for its spectacular natural surroundings with many hikes, trails, gardens and stunning vineyards to explore.

You can explore our very own spectacular Tipsy Hill gardens as part of our Private Dining Experiences. The beautifully terraced garden with a Mediterranean-feel provides the perfect setting to take in the views over lunch or celebrate your special occasion.

For true nature lovers, the Onkaparinga River National Park is a must-visit offering hikes to stunning lookouts and incredible natural rock pools. You will be among some of Australia’s iconic wildlife including koalas and echidnas as you explore this natural wonder.

3. Enjoy a premium dining experience or a casual coffee.
Our Tipsy Hill Private Dining Experiences are now here. A unique experience, you’ll enjoy a vineyard and garden tour and a three-course lunch or dinner catered by Bec Hardy and her husband Richard, or upgrade to a four-course degustation by a private chef.

For a laidback lunch or simple coffee, there’s plenty of options such as Stump Hill Café at the Visitor Centre or Breeze Café & Bar at Aldinga Beach.

4. Swirl and sip on a tasting tour.
Perhaps the ultimate McLaren Vale experience, a trip to the region wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the region’s wineries. Make sure your first stop is with us here at Pertaringa cellar door. Check out some of the local wine tour operators for a seamless experience.

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